Phil Surles

New York, New York, US

Ex-Google PhD seeks techie interested in AI
Phil's Skills
Consulting
Thought Leadership
Brand Strategy
UX
Research
Marketing
Film Production
Design
Business Strategy
Branding & Identity
Building Strong Relationships
Business Planning
Background

Age Group

25-35

About Phil

Since moving to NYC in 2010, I've worked as a cultural anthropologist and consultant for nonprofits, startups, and brands like Google, Disney-ABC, and Verizon. Last year, I joined the Google for Education product team and founded StudyUp, a research mentorship program being piloted at the City College of New York. My current focus is understanding and improving how people collaborate, use technology, and ultimately collaborate with technology through AI. I'm looking for either a technical founder or advisor (but can't seem to add both to the 'looking for' section).

Quote

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. - William Bruce Cameron

Education

University of Michigan

BA, Semiology of Visual Culture

2000 - 2004

University of Florida

MA, PhD, Cultural and Applied Anthropology

2004 - 2010

Accelerator/Incubator

Venture Crush FGX

2017